Police investigate British woman’s death

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The death of a woman from the Aude in her nineties is being treated as suspicious.

Vivian Hart – a former councillor for the Aude village of Trausse, where she had lived for 40 years – was found at her home by her cleaning lady. She had suffered wounds to her face, but died of a cardiac arrest shortly after emergency services arrived.

Police are examining the death because of the nature of the facial injuries which may have been caused by a knife, it has been reported.

The mayor of Trausse, Jean-François Saïsset, said she was someone who was, “involved in the activities of the library and in a friendly network”. She used to give free English lessons in her village.

She had been town councillor from 2001 to 2008 and she was well known.  She also studied at Queen’s College in London and at the Sorbonne, where she was a member of the association Sorbonne pour l’Organisation des Nations Unies.

Vivian was a regular Languedoc Living reader, and she contacted us often.  We would like to extend our condolences to Vivian’s family.

Source: The Connexion, France 3